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World's Tallest Man Statue

2800 Block of College Avenue, Alton, IL
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Checked Out the Statue

We drove to Alton to see the statue to kill some time. Found it easily. Saw it 20 years ago so I... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
EricInSEMO
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Local history is awesome

There are a lot of neat things to do in Alton and nearby Grafton and this quick stop should be on... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
diva3713
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Average7%
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2800 Block of College Avenue, Alton, IL
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"across the street"
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"his life"
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"dental school"
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"small park"
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"fun stop"
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"nice tribute"
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"piece of history"
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"street parking"
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"quick visit"
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We drove to Alton to see the statue to kill some time. Found it easily. Saw it 20 years ago so I knew what area it was in. The kid liked the life sized statue. Spent about 10 minutes there. Parking for the attraction is...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

There are a lot of neat things to do in Alton and nearby Grafton and this quick stop should be on your list. The history of this site, and others like it, are covered in a book I found called Secret St. Louis (I'm not...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

One of the many interesting small towns that has a little piece of history in America. good for a detour to visit. Not amazing but sorta cool, parking is a bit of a nuisance however.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

In a park in Alton is the statue dedicated to Robert Wadlow, the tallest man ever to walk this earth, at 8’ 11’’. The statue is life size and you can stand next to it to get an appreciation his size. Robert grew up in...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We happen to pass by here and stopped for a quick visit. It is really cool to be able to compare how tall he was to your own height. My granddaughter was amazed at how tall he was. Really close parking and a quick little...More

Thank Alan A
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This would be a 10 minute stop if in the area, nothing more. It is a statue located in a small park dedicated to Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man. Behind the statue in the parking area is his former home with the oversized doorway....More

Thank Daryn B
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We Took our grandkids from Florida and they thought it was very cool! We all decided to do something we had never done before. Had a great day traveling around the Alton, IL area.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

They did a good job putting the statue where you can stand right next to it to compare your shoe size and height. The size of the chair is amazing too, although there was rainwater on the seat so we didn't sit all the way...More

Thank mmoh
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Excellent depiction of Robert Wadlow, details are amazing. Resident from the area was telling us though that statue is frequently vandalized and glasses are no longer part of statue. Lots of history visited that day!

Thank Cardzfan1
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The statue was well-made. It was easy to get pictures with it and had a nice synopsis of the man near it. His chair is also a few feet away and you can sit in it and get a picture taken.

Thank Kim S
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